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Information for Dallas D. Whiffin
22 December, 1908 6 December, 1963
From the Idaho Free Press
Saturday, 7 December, 1963
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Dal D. Whiffin

     Services for Dal D. Whiffin, 54, of Caldwell Route 3, who died yesterday morning in a local nursing home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Harold N. Nye and the Rev. Dr. Robert C. Shupe will officiate. Interment will be in Canyon Hill.
     He was a lifetime resident of the Franklin Community six miles northeast of Caldwell and six miles north of Nampa. He died after an extended illness from cancer.
     Mr. Whiffin was born Dec. 22, 1908, on the ranch where he lived his entire life. He was the youngest son of the late Charles Warren and Mina Dodd Whiffin, and a grandson of the late David Dodd, an early pioneer of Idaho, who located in 1873 on the ranch where Dal Whiffin later was born and lived.
    Mr. Whiffin married Dorothy Lucille Combs Sept. 8, 1936. She died Feb. 5, 1954, in Caldwell. Two daughters survive the couple. He was married to Mrs. Alice Genevieve McKinzie, who survives.
     About 1944, Mr. Whiffin started in the registered Hereford cattle business and helped to organize the Idaho Hereford Breeders Association in 1947. He served as a director of the organization until 1953, when he was elected president and continued in that office until 1955. He also was a member of the Eastern Oregon Hereford Association, the Mores Creek Cattlemen's Association and the Idaho Cattlemen's Association.
    Mr. Whiffin was chosen Canyon County Grassman of the Year in 1962 and was a 4-H Club leader of the Franklin Livestock Club for over 14 years.
     He was clerk of the Franklin School District No. 2 and chairman of the Canyon County Trustees Association for a number of years and assisted in the reorganization of the new school district, Class A District No. 139. He also was an active member of the Franklin Community Church, which his father helped to build.
    Surviving in addition to Mrs. Whiffin are his daughters, Mrs.. Helen Larson of Caldwell and Mrs. Janet Lantz of San Leandro, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Joyce Dalton in Florida and Miss Betty Lou McKinzie of Caldwell; three brothers, Vivian and Wade Whiffin, both of Caldwell, and Wayne Whiffin of Boise; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Wright of Boise, Mrs. Doris Bullock and Mrs. Josephine Rosdahl, both of Caldwell, and two granddaughters, Leslie and Laura Larson of Caldwell.




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